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Jangle (2008). Photo by Sharen Bradford.
Jangle (2008). Photo by Sharen Bradford.

For the creation of his newest work, Lar Lubovitch is returning to the jazz idiom. We are very pleased to invite you to a Sneak Preview of Coltrane’s Things, a work-in-progress, on May 6th. The dance will ultimately complete a trilogy of jazz-inspired dances by Lar Lubovitch. The first two dances of the trilogy (Love's Stories and Elemental Brubeck) have been wildly successful.

When Love’s Stories premiered, the Chicago Tribune wrote: It “evokes Broadway tradition and simultaneously upendes it…Love’s Stories is both sensuous and ugly, old-fashioned and callously hip…Love’s Stories is a terrific new piece and a keg of amatory dynamite.”

Elemental Brubeck followed immediately after. It was set to music by the legendary Dave Brubeck. When it premiered, The New York Times called it “breezy, fluid and engaging" and wrote that "Mr. Lubovitch uses Mr. Brubeck’s melodic score to play with jazz dance conventions…Creating such a piece is no mean feat; that Mr. Lubovitch can make it look so effortless says much.”

Coltrane’s Things (for 9 dancers) likewise re-imagines the choreographic possibilities of jazz. The dance is set to a recording of John Coltrane’s iconic interpretation of the Richard Rodgers song, “My Favorite Things.” For more information or to reserve tickets, click here.
Javon Jackson.
Javon Jackson.

Guests at the Sneak Preview will enjoy live jazz by the internationally renowned recording artist Javon Jackson, who will be joined by the musicians in the Javon Jackson Trio.


Guests at the Sneak Preview will have the opportunity to bid on a tempting array of silent auction items, including:

-- Deluxe weekend stay at the Four Seasons Hotel NYC,

-- Tickets to the Late Show with David Letterman,

-- Spa treatments (at the Mandarin Oriental and other top resorts),

-- Gift certificates from Manhattan Sailing,

and other select items.



Guests at the Sneak Preview who are supporting the creation of Coltrane's Things by purchasing a ticket at either the Patron level or the Benefactor level will receive – as a unique gift – a signed limited edition print by the photographer Arkady Lvov. He is the founder of the printing studio known as Platinum Editions, and his many clients include Peter Beard, Robert Farber, Karl Lagerfeld and Flor Garduño. Lvov is on the faculty of the Pratt Institute, and his photographs are in many collections around the world.



Lar Lubovitch. Photo by Nan Melville.
Lar Lubovitch. Photo by Nan Melville.

Guests at the Sneak Preview who are supporting the creation of Coltrane's Things by purchasing a ticket at the Benefactor level are invited to have dinner at the home of Lar Lubovitch at 8:30pm, immediately following the Sneak Preview. The company is very pleased to be able to offer this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the first glimpse of a new dance by Lar Lubovitch and then to dine with the choreographer at his private home.

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

Mission: The Lubovitch company was created to realize the artistic vision of Lar Lubovitch, one of the foremost contemporary choreographers in the United States. The company exists: (1) to create new work; (2) to perform those works (and facilitate the performance of those works by others) both in our home base of New York City and around the world; and (3) to teach people of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds, in order to increase awareness and appreciation of dance.

History: Over the past 40 years, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company has gained a reputation as one of the world's leading modern dance companies and has performed in virtually every state of the US and in more than 30 foreign countries. Lar Lubovitch has been cited by The New York Times as "one of the ten best choreographers in the world," and the company has been called a "national treasure" by Variety. The company is primarily focused on the creation of new dances, sometimes in collaboration with other top companies.

Contact: The Lubovitch company is located at 229 West 42nd Street, New York NY 10036. You can reach us at (212) 221-7909 or Or visit our website at

Support: Programs of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, as well as by American Mastepieces: Dance, Irene Diamond Fund, Brooke Garber & Daniel Neidich Fund, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Joyce Theater Foundation, McMullan Family Foundation, National Dance Project, Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation, A. Woodner Fund and numerous additional generous individuals, corporations and foundations.

Memberships: The Lubovitch company is a member of Dance/USA, Dance/NYC, ART/NY, Americans for the Arts and the Arts & Business Council of New York.